Buying a new surfboard is most exciting thing for a surfer. There’s nothing better than waxing up a fresh stick and figuring out what the board has to offer, but settling on a board choice can sometimes become overwhelming. Nowadays there’re so many options as shapers are pushing the boundaries of board design.

Here at Boardhub we will help you make the right choice by following a couple steps to help you get closer to your perfect board.

1. Design

For every wave in the world there is a board to match. Focus on the design of the board that will suit the type of waves you want to surf. Shapers will often have board descriptions and informative videos reviewing the board to help you make you choice. If you're looking for a board that will work in flat mellow point breaks you'll probably go with a Fish or a Hybrid. If you wana pull into some solid 6ft drainers you'll probably look for a high performance shortboard. Spend some time on the design and you'll have a neat shortlist of boards. 


2. Volume

Once you've settled on a board design that will work in the waves you want to surf, it now all comes down to volume. The volume of a board is measured in litres. If you don't know your volume yet click here to find out. Beginners will need more volume on average. Advanced surfers can trim off a little volume if they choose too. Personal preference with volume also can be a factor as some people prefer more volume than others. When you're building a quiver, your groveller should have the most volume, your shortboard the least, followed by your step up which would then have more volume.


3. Dimensions

Back in the day the dimensions were everything when choosing a board. Not really anymore. The dimensions are the numbers that get you to the volume of your choice. Now that you have chosen your board based on your volume, your dimensions are pretty much setup. In a case that you feel like the board might be too big or too small for your volume, you can choose a board with a little more or less volume to adjust the size of the board, but you will need to consider the changes in the boards performance when making these adjustments. If you are a more experienced surfer you'll probably be cool with the adjustment.

Design – Volume – Dimensions: This process will help you get your dream stick!




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